Local Utility Emergency Contact Information
|Utility||Emergency Gas Leak||Emergency Electric Outage||Website to Report Outage
(tip: have your Utility account number available)
|Central Hudson||1-800-942-8274 (only for gas leaks)||1-845-452-2700
if outside 845
area code: 1-800-527-2714
|National Grid||1-718-643-4050||1-800-867-5222||Click here|
|Orange & Rockland||1-800-533-LEAK (5325)||1-877-434-4100||Click here|
Gas Leak Safety
It’s important to be knowledgeable about the signs of a gas leak and how to respond to a natural gas emergency.
Signs of a Natural Gas Leak:
- What can you Smell?
- Natural gas has an odorant added which is a distinctive, strong odor similar to rotten eggs.
- What can you See?
- A white cloud, mist, fog, bubbles in standing water, blowing dust or vegetation that appears to be dead or dying for no reason.
- What can you Hear?
- Roaring, hissing or whistling sound.
What to do if you suspect a Natural Gas leak:
Act Fast. Stop what you are doing don’t use anything that could generate a spark, such as a light switch, telephone, cell phone, flash light or car ignition. Do not light or use a match. Don’t turn on any other appliance or electric/electronic device and do not flush or run water
Leave. Get everyone out of the house at once, leaving the doors and windows open.
Contact. When at a safe distance, call 911 or your local Utility Provider listed above:
Electricity Outage Safety
Before contacting your local Utility to report an outage, check the following:
- Do your neighbors have power?
- Are the streetlights lit?
- Are your breakers tripped or fuses blown?
- Do you have no lights in only one room?
If you answered yes to any of the above, the problem may be with your equipment/fuses. Note: some Utilities may charge a fee if they respond and find it is due to your equipment.
If you see Fallen Wires or other Electrical Hazards, keep a safe distance (at least 30 feet away) and call 911 to make a report. Emergency responders will be notified and your local Utility dispatched to make repairs.